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What kind of display is this called?

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  1. koroshb

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    Hello all, I recently acquired a 1986 Chrysler LeBaron GTS in showroom quality condition. There are a few things that don't work on it, one being the trip computer buttons. I managed to fix those, but the display is missing one line (it was missing that line when I got it, unrelated with me messing with the buttons). I checked the solder points and they are all good. The display functions fine except for that one line. I don't know what kind of display this is and whether or not there is a standard replacement for it.

    Also what the heck do you call this type of display? Nixie? LED? LCD?

    Picture attached - the line is the 4th one from the left.

    PS: I don't know if attachment worked, and I typed this on my phone.
     

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    It appears to be a multiplexed Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD).

    The failure causing part of it not lighting up could be a broken connection inside of the display panel or possibly a bad output of the electronics that is driving one of the connector pins. Car makers purchase parts in large enough volumes that they can order parts made to their custom specifications. Your best bet might be to try and finding a trip computer module for a 1986 Chrysler at a car salvage yard.
     
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